smart style

Every year at this time there are lists in all the fashion magazines of which trends we should be following for the next season.  Minimilast, Safari, Boho, you name it, there are options. That’s a good thing since we all have a different style and can look great sticking with what makes us feel good.

What do I want to wear?  I have my own criteria and so should you. It’s about being stylish, comfortable, unfussy but most of all in my comfort zone. For me, that encompasses lots of black because it makes me feel put together and I imagine it looks slimmer. I like a tonal look head to toe, should it be black, white or another neutral. I do like print, but I am picky about what I like and if there is one thing for sure, prints are very personal and each of us could choose a different print and all would be right.

As is my habit from years in fashion, I follow the designer fashion shows every time new collections come out. I enjoy seeing what creative things are produced, which new designers are making their mark and how the trends are somehow built up from an assortment of angles. The challenge is how to buy black, black and more black and not feel as if I am wearing the same thing day after day.  Since I know the silhouettes that suit my shape, so that doesn’t change too much. A good way to do that is by changing the textures and for Spring/Summer ’15 I covet all the lace, open knits and tone on tone embroidery that’s being shown, which will allow me to stick with what I know but still feel refreshed.

These are runways from Louis Vuitton,3 looks from Chloe,Alberta Ferretti and Roberto Cavalli:

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Once that idea has formed, how do you pull it off? I sure don’t have the budget to buy designer clothing so I have to be creative. How about what’s on sale right now after winter? Zara (or your favorite store) is a great place to dig for some things that will work to wear now and then wear later once the deep freeze abates and spring arrives. Here’s what’s on sale now at Zara or zara.com, all marked down and just the look I want:

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So buy a few magazines or look online at vogue.com, harpersbazaar.com or any magazine you like to read and think about shopping wisely so you looking your best and feel stylish and current without looking like you are trying to be trendy, which doesn’t work for anyone over 21! If you want to look at the designer shows, you can go to http://www.style.com and click on fashion shows.

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About lindyjoffeomassi

As long as I can remember, I have known that bread makes you fat. The thing is, I love to eat bread. All bread. Of course, I don’t want to be fat. In fact, I want to be skinny, endlessly stylish, funny, welcome people to my house as an effortless hostess, take no nonsense from anyone, be an inspiring mother and wife - but these things only happen once in a while for a brief moment (except for the skinny thing - it never happens!). You only live once. So true and so important. I know I have to make every moment count and live it the best way I know how. I want to live with a sense of discovery, a sense of making moments count. There is so much I like. Food. Cooking delicious food for those we love. A great little bakery with fragrant bread. Beautiful objects, be they pieces that make a home yours or just the right sweater that makes you feel cozy. A great moment with people that make you happy. A book that you can't put down. All of these things encompass the best things in my world, be it only a moment. I want to appreciate each step, so if I write about my steps, maybe you can look at your steps differently. So many women I talk to have the same issues I do, so imagine how many more there are out there who would relate to me. We all want to live well, love a lot, do good and share with others. I hope you enjoy reading breadmakesyoufat .com. If you feel the urge to share your moment with me, I would love that!
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